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Meet your scholarship management partners

For over 35 years, Scholarship Management Services has designed and managed custom education
assistance programs for corporations, foundations and individuals that reach students all over the world.

Pei-loh Lo
Pei-loh Lo
Vice President, Professional Services
Mike Nylund
Mike Nylund
Vice President, Sales
Greg Dehn
Greg Dehn
General Manager, Scholarship Management Services
Amy Nelson
Amy Nelson
Director of Sales – West Region
Pei-loh Lo
Vice President, Professional Services

Pei-loh is a 26-year veteran of Scholarship America, in capacities such as scholarship administration management, staff training, customer service, operational oversight, and quality assurance. In her current role, Pei-loh and her team work closely with clients to implement more than 1,300 education assistance programs each year, delivering critical financial support to students across the globe. In her spare time, Pei-loh is actively involved in community efforts including VINE Faith in Action, United Way, and the Chamber of Commerce.

Mike Nylund
Vice President, Sales

Prior to joining Scholarship Management Services, Mike served as the Director of Financial Aid Operations, Customer Service and Compliance at Capella University. When he’s not working, Mike enjoys international travel, cooking, wine, running an occasional marathon and spending time with Diesel, his spoiled golden retriever.

Greg Dehn
General Manager, Scholarship Management Services

As General Manager, Greg helps direct strategy, business development and operations initiatives that impact more than 90,000 students annually. “Solving complicated issues through teamwork, leadership and innovation has always been a passion of mine,” he says. He’s proven it, too – in previous leadership positions at Medtronic, Boston Scientific, UnitedHealth Group and Target Corporation. Greg is also an active member of the community and enjoys traveling, the outdoors and mountain climbing.

Amy Nelson
Director of Sales – West Region

Amy currently oversees all sales efforts in the western United States. From initial contact to coordinating annual program reviews, she works closely with clients to define program design, outreach, trends, benchmarks and success metrics. Amy and her family reside in northern California, where she enjoys time at the beach, competitive swimming, tennis, and golfing. 

Cheryl Amundson
Cheryl Amundson
Director of Sales – Midwest Region
Marilee Hedberg
Marilee Hedberg
Director of Sales – Great Lakes Region
Cheryl Amundson
Director of Sales – Midwest Region

With more than 30 years of experience in secondary and post-secondary education, non-profit management, and community youth development, Cheryl is well versed in matters of education access and student success. At Scholarship Management Services, she advises and assists with program development and evaluation to ensure clients achieve their goals and objectives. Outside of work, Cheryl enjoys playing the piano, fiber arts, golf and travel.

Marilee Hedberg
Director of Sales – Great Lakes Region

Throughout her career, Marilee has been a hands-on HR practitioner in areas such as compensation, benefits, staffing, performance management, training, and compliance. She fully understands the challenges HR leaders face, making her the perfect person with whom to discuss outsourcing your company’s scholarship or tuition assistance program. In her spare time, Marilee is an angler-gatherer-gardener-cook who aspires to be a better golfer.

Featured clients

Everyone we work with, from individuals and foundations to companies big and small, all share one common goal: more education for more people.

Save time, save money, change lives

Save time, save money, change lives!

When you partner with Scholarship Management Services, you’ll get a dedicated program manager who will take care of all the work for you. We’ll design and manage a custom education assistance program tailored specifically to your needs.


Testimonials

Here’s what clients say about their experience with Scholarship Management Services.

  • I am grateful to partner with an organization
    that is so committed to its cause.
    I am proud to have SMS administer and be a representative
    of our scholarship. I enjoy working with such a dedicated
    and professional staff.


    Karen Nicklin       GM Foundation
  • Our company has utilized Scholarship
    Management Services for several years
    to oversee our scholarship and tuition assistance programs.
    The individuals handling our account are incredibly responsive
    and professional. I have recommended Scholarship Management
    Services to several professional contacts as a result.


    Jerry Gilin       Diebold, Inc.
  • SMS has a proven track record with
    Mitsui USA Foundation
    that has reinforced and elevated the success of our scholarship program for employees' children. They bring a personal and heartfelt touch to an effective and timely management style.


    Janet Garland       Mitsui USA Foundation
  • Scholarship Management Services
    is extremely efficient
    and has always helped us with special requests. I appreciate
    and value their staff's expertise.


    Jennifer Anderson       Deluxe Corporation - W.R. Hotchkiss Foundation
  • I have been so impressed with
    SMS as an organization.
    I found my consultant there to be extremely helpful and very responsive. This was my organization's first time offering a scholarship program, and SMS made the entire process seamless.


    Dana Jones       The Jones Group
  • Scholarship Management Services enabled us to make our vision a reality.
    Their professionalism, outstanding service, and value offered has been exceptional and worthy of recognition. Thank you, Scholarship Management Services, for your service and your support.


    Pat Farley       NY Chapter American Logistics Association
  • Great service. Very responsive
    and professional.


    Charles Jackson       Humana Foundation
  • We have used Scholarship Management
    Services for one of our primary
    scholarship programs
    for many years. They are very easy to work with, very efficient and very
    reliable. We think they are the absolute best.


    Sharon Wood       Johnson Scholarship Foundation
  • Since the transition from another industry leader we have been impressed
    and didn’t realize all we were missing in our program/services from the past provider. SMS is the best scholarship management service in the industry with knowledge, quality, service and price.


    Alison Foreman       Book Industry Charitable Foundation
  • Scholarship Management Services is an efficient, effective method
    for selecting scholarship winners in an unbiased manner. They are
    easy to work with, keep you on schedule, and made our
    program run as smoothly as possible.


    Shannon Gustafson       American Coalition for Ethanol

Recent news

A Record-Breaking Scholarship Season
07/23/2014
The 2013-14 scholarship year was a record-breaking one in a number of ways. Read More >
Scholarship America at the White House
06/13/2014
Scholarship America's thought-leadership expands in Washington, D.C., to share ideas of how to tackle college affordability. Read More >
Scholarship America Surprises 12 Dream Award Recipients
05/26/2014
Scholarship America awarded more than $150,000 to the first group of 12 Dream Award recipients. Read More >
Mike Nylund Joins Scholarship America as VP of Sales for Scholarship Management Services
07/08/2013
Scholarship America is pleased to announce that Mike Nylund has joined the organization as the new VP of Sales for SMS. Read More >

Businesses or foundations

We can help remove the administrative burden of running an education assistance program internally. To learn more about how Scholarship Management Services can help, contact us.

Scholarship Management Services National Headquarters

One Scholarship Way
Saint Peter, MN 56082


Phone: 507-931-1682
Toll Free: 1-800-537-4180

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Scholarship Management Services and Scholarship America

For more than 35 years, Scholarship Management Services has been helping corporations, foundations, and
individuals create and manage education assistance programs for students around the world. We are proud to be
a division of  Scholarship America, the largest private, nonprofit scholarship and education assistance organization
in the United States.